I guess when I moved from the low desert to the mountains that I ultimately decided that my life would not be centered around the ocean. I am fascinated by water in such large quantities, but I am more comfortable in the mountains and the desert than I am with water and sand. I like my sand dry and windblown. This is the north shore of Oahu, looking down on the southern end of Waimanalo Beach. We talk about going back to Hawaii, but we end up in the mountains and deserts.